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Samuel IP

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Dec 6, 2012
87
214
Coimbatore,India
NOTE:
This Wont Increase Your Real Ram Because RAM is a Hardware . So It wont show u as 512 MB or 256MB in Task manager.

READ STUFF:

RAM
What is RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is temporary data storage that the CPU uses during calculations. The more RAM a device has, the more calculated results the CPU can store - which means less time the CPU has to do the same thing over and over again. In other words, the CPU can check RAM to see if it has already made a particular calculation in the recent past. If it has, it can use the pre-computed results instead of wasting processing time recomputing the same calculation. In short, more RAM means a more efficient (and faster) device.
SWAP

What is SWAP
Swap is, in short, virtual RAM. With swap, a small portion of the hard drive is set aside and used like RAM. The computer will attempt to keep as much information as possible in RAM until the RAM is full. At that point, the computer will begin moving inactive blocks of memory (called pages) to the hard disk, freeing up RAM for active processes. If one of the pages on the hard disk needs to be accessed again, it will be moved back into RAM, and a different inactive page in RAM will be moved onto the hard disk ('swapped'). The trade off is disks and SD cards are considerably slower than physical RAM, so when something needs to be swapped, there is a noticeable performance hit.
Unlike traditional swap, Android's Memory Manager kills inactive processes to free up memory. Android signals to the process, then the process will usually write out a small bit of specific information about its state (for example, Google Maps may write out the map view coordinates; Browser might write the URL of the page being viewed) and then the process exits. When you next access that application, it is restarted: the application is loaded from storage, and retrieves the state information that it saved when it last closed. In some applications, this makes it seem as if the application never closed at all. This is not much different from traditional swap, except that Android apps are specially programed to write out very specific information, making Android's Memory Manager more efficient that swap.


INCREASE RAM USING SWAP FILE .
Many New bees told me the method by Sir CarlDeanCatabay is tougher .


Hi Guys , our Galaxy y is Cursed with a 289MB Ram which is poor for Multitasking and gaming.
Here we are going to see about Creating a swap which will move background running pages to swap file and gives the fore ground running apps a free space to work smoothly.
I have searched the Play Store and found the exact app for this process.
ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP
To get the app Google as "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP"
This is not Warez.

Advantages of this app:
- Free SD card memory as a RAM use (SWAP RAM / SWAP MEMORY)
- Swapfile RAM expansion up to 4.0 GB (file system limit)
- No limit on SWAP partition!
- The usual performance degradation when paged not occur with sd card from class-8
- Widget for PNP swap (swap on / off swap)
- Detailed Memory Information & Analysis
- Autorun
- Swappiness kernel parameter set
- Easy foolproof use
(1 click optimization and automatic calculation)
- Supporting Tung all Android devices (root access and Kernelswap support)

Things needed:
  1. Root permission
  2. A Custom kernel with Swap support. (Check the XDA post of your kernel)
  3. No Partition required
  4. A Sd card of minimum class 4 ( Tweaked ) [Recommended:For best results , use a higher class Sd card}
  5. Before asking doubt's please read the FAQ's section. :)
Procedure:
Gvn2r2HssJU3YNVLQBCJgqw9RgJ7NRtKWn5J4KeiTxT_DXlHigz8plmQqk5062IEJVw

  1. Install The App (ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) )
  2. Give Root Permission and Select your language.
  3. Use the SWAP FILE Slider and select the amount of partition you want. (may be 100-250 MB)
  4. Use SWAPPINESS Slider : By setting the swappiness value, you can control the behavior of the kernel, the higher the value the more is outsourced.(Rec:60)
Final step: Tick AUTO RUN and SWAP ACTIVE and it take some time creatin SWAP file according to size you selected (only for the first time)
That's it....

FAQ's
1.Where wil be the Swap file Created ?
A Swap file will be present in your SD card after creating the Swap. ( Do not Delete it)
2.My SD card Class is low , any solutions ?
*Actually we only tried this app with Class 6 and got good results
*Do me a favour by testing with Class 4 sd card and make a comment here
*soln: Use SD booster app |APK link | Play store link|
3.Whether this method support my kernel ?
*SWAP support is must for this method . Check your kernel thread whether it supports swap or not.
4.Whether my Swap is active or it's fake one ?
Need: Terminal Emulator
  1. Go to the terminal emulator
  2. type "free" and enter
A] If it looks like this (with zeros in the swap line), you do not have swap:
no-swap.jpg


B] If it looks like this (with anything other than zeros in the swap line), you have swap active:
swap-enabled.jpg


TroubleShooting:
  1. Take a backup of App ( You can use it any time , u want)
  2. Uninstall the App
  3. Check The Sd card whether the Swap file deleted, if not delete it.
  4. A Reboot
  5. You are good to go now...
Caution:
  1. Dont delete the Swap file before uninstalling the app.
Conclusion
  1. Comparing with partion method, this method is quiet easy and Simple.
  2. This will help you in Multi tasking.
  3. For better Ram management use Tweaks
MUST READ (Senior Members): :cowboy:
U Can try this app but THIS POST IS MAINLY MEANT FOR USERS WHO HAD SUCCESS or TRIED , Sir Carl Dean Cantabay's Method.
So Dont give your bad views on it. CarlDean Catabay's post is a PORTAL thread[popular}
thread link

Credits:
  1. Jesus Christ for All
  2. ROEHSOFT devs for Ram Expander App
  3. Sir CarlDeanCatabay for Idea,OriginalThread
  4. Daniel Mehrmann (Akusari) for SD Booster


IF U GO ANY WHERE WRONG , ANY DOUBTS , ANY SUGGESTIONS , IDEAS DON'T HESITATE TO TELL US
Give credits to the devs who work hard to make our life easier by thanking and donating.

KINDLY PRESS 'THANKS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT BOTTOM OF THIS POST
IT WILL ENCOURAGE ME IN FURTHER POSTS
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Leumas PI

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Exactly What i needed.

First of all I'm not new bee....:cowboy:
I tried this app before in my Galaxy S2 but i had good enough ram in my mobile.
Now i tried it in my galaxy y according to your instruction and whao !!! my Galaxy Y is laggless and Multitasking is great
What i did is
Swap 300MB and swappiness to 60
and my phone was like butter smooth !:D
I can open 5 apps multitasking at a time without killed
Those 5 apps r opera mobile,Pes12,office suite,Youtube,Music etc..,
Thanks fella for your Guide :highfive:
___________________________________________________________________________________
Phone : Samsung galaxy Y
Rom : Stock Rom [DXMA1 Indonesian]
Kerne : Savie #2 kernel
No Tweaks only Xperia Nxt Mod v2
 

Paul Jeyaraj

New member
Jun 13, 2013
1
1
Suggestion.

Things needed:
Root permission
No Partition required
A Sd card of minimum class 4 ( Tweaked may be) [For best results , use a higher class Sd card}
good work :good:
Carl Dean cantabay's method stated we need a Custom kernel Which Supports swap.
But u didnt mention about that.
 
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abhishekr700

Senior Member
Mar 20, 2013
1,216
763
New Delhi
www.geeksunboxed.com
NOTE:
This Wont Increase Your Real Ram Because RAM is a Hardware . So It wont show u as 512 MB or 256MB in Task manager.

READ STUFF:

RAM
What is RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is temporary data storage that the CPU uses during calculations. The more RAM a device has, the more calculated results the CPU can store - which means less time the CPU has to do the same thing over and over again. In other words, the CPU can check RAM to see if it has already made a particular calculation in the recent past. If it has, it can use the pre-computed results instead of wasting processing time recomputing the same calculation. In short, more RAM means a more efficient (and faster) device.
SWAP

What is SWAP
Swap is, in short, virtual RAM. With swap, a small portion of the hard drive is set aside and used like RAM. The computer will attempt to keep as much information as possible in RAM until the RAM is full. At that point, the computer will begin moving inactive blocks of memory (called pages) to the hard disk, freeing up RAM for active processes. If one of the pages on the hard disk needs to be accessed again, it will be moved back into RAM, and a different inactive page in RAM will be moved onto the hard disk ('swapped'). The trade off is disks and SD cards are considerably slower than physical RAM, so when something needs to be swapped, there is a noticeable performance hit.
Unlike traditional swap, Android's Memory Manager kills inactive processes to free up memory. Android signals to the process, then the process will usually write out a small bit of specific information about its state (for example, Google Maps may write out the map view coordinates; Browser might write the URL of the page being viewed) and then the process exits. When you next access that application, it is restarted: the application is loaded from storage, and retrieves the state information that it saved when it last closed. In some applications, this makes it seem as if the application never closed at all. This is not much different from traditional swap, except that Android apps are specially programed to write out very specific information, making Android's Memory Manager more efficient that swap.


INCREASE RAM USING SWAP FILE .
Many New bees told me the method by Sir CarlDeanCatabay is tougher .


Hi Guys , our Galaxy y is Cursed with a 289MB Ram which is poor for Multitasking and gaming.
Here we are going to see about Creating a swap which will move background running pages to swap file and gives the fore ground running apps a free space to work smoothly.
I have searched the Play Store and found the exact app for this process.
ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP




Things needed:
  1. Root permission
  2. A Custom kernel with Swap support. (Check the XDA post of your kernel)
  3. No Partition required
  4. A Sd card of minimum class 6 ( Tweaked may be) [For best results , use a higher class Sd card}
Procedure:
Gvn2r2HssJU3YNVLQBCJgqw9RgJ7NRtKWn5J4KeiTxT_DXlHigz8plmQqk5062IEJVw

  1. Install The App (ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) )
  2. Give Root Permission and Select your language.
  3. Use the SWAP FILE Slider and select the amount of partition you want. (may be 50-250 MB)
  4. Use SWAPPINESS Slider : By setting the swappiness value, you can control the behavior of the kernel, the higher the value the more is outsourced.
Final step: Tick AUTO RUN and SWAP ACTIVE and it take some time creatin SWAP file according to size you selected (only for the first time)
That's it....

FAQ's
1.Where wil be the Swap file Created ?
A Swap file will be present in your SD card after creating the Swap. ( Do not Delete it)
2.Whether my Swap is active or it's fake one ?
Need: Terminal Emulator
  1. Go to the terminal emulator
  2. type "run" and enter
A] If it looks like this (with zeros in the swap line), you do not have swap:
no-swap.jpg


B] If it looks like this (with anything other than zeros in the swap line), you do have swap:
swap-enabled.jpg


TroubleShooting:
  1. Take a backup of App ( You can use it any time , u want)
  2. Uninstall the App
  3. Check The Sd card whether the Swap file deleted, if not delete it.
  4. A Reboot
  5. You are good to go now...
Caution:
  1. Dont delete the Swap file before uninstalling the app.
Conclusion
  1. Comparing with partion method, this method is quiet easy and Simple.
  2. This will help you in Multi tasking.
  3. For better Ram management use Tweaks
MUST READ (Senior Members): :cowboy:
U Can try this app but THIS POST IS MAINLY MEANT FOR USERS WHO HAD SUCCESS or TRIED , Sir Carl Dean Cantabay's Method.
So Dont give your bad views on it. CarlDean Catabay's post is a PORTAL thread[popular}
thread link

Credits:
  1. Jesus Christ
  2. ROEHSOFT devs
  3. Sir CarlDeanCatabay


IF U GO ANY WHERE WRONG , ANY DOUBTS , ANY SUGGESTIONS , IDEAS DON'T HESITATE TO TELL US
Give credits to the devs who work hard to make our life easier by thanking and donating.


Signature.bmp
can't use this as i have class 4 card
 

Asmy Yuh

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Mar 18, 2013
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i have try this and...........WOW!!!! my device ran soooo smooooth..even my PC,my second device, my brother and sister device and all electric device in my home ran sooo smoooth...thanks a lot OP! :good::good::good:
 
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Working in Kuro, Merruk, Repencis, Savie and White

Tried it with Hell's Fusion #50 and it didn't worked, don't know why

But thanks to Samuel Ip who discovered this :)
 
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Ankurcul

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Nov 10, 2011
333
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Delhi
this software works with class4 also. i have been using this software for about 4-5 months and no bug or problem at all.
i want to ask that my kernel supports multi slot feature and if i switch rom or slots and install this app will it be able to catch my previous partitioned swap file which had been created by slot 1 rom. any way to enable it?
 

Samuel IP

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Dec 6, 2012
87
214
Coimbatore,India
this software works with class4 also. i have been using this software for about 4-5 months and no bug or problem at all.
i want to ask that my kernel supports multi slot feature and if i switch rom or slots and install this app will it be able to catch my previous partitioned swap file which had been created by slot 1 rom. any way to enable it?

If u change your sd card... The app will take some time to create new swap file. :(:D:p

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    NOTE:
    This Wont Increase Your Real Ram Because RAM is a Hardware . So It wont show u as 512 MB or 256MB in Task manager.

    READ STUFF:

    RAM
    What is RAM
    Random Access Memory (RAM) is temporary data storage that the CPU uses during calculations. The more RAM a device has, the more calculated results the CPU can store - which means less time the CPU has to do the same thing over and over again. In other words, the CPU can check RAM to see if it has already made a particular calculation in the recent past. If it has, it can use the pre-computed results instead of wasting processing time recomputing the same calculation. In short, more RAM means a more efficient (and faster) device.
    SWAP

    What is SWAP
    Swap is, in short, virtual RAM. With swap, a small portion of the hard drive is set aside and used like RAM. The computer will attempt to keep as much information as possible in RAM until the RAM is full. At that point, the computer will begin moving inactive blocks of memory (called pages) to the hard disk, freeing up RAM for active processes. If one of the pages on the hard disk needs to be accessed again, it will be moved back into RAM, and a different inactive page in RAM will be moved onto the hard disk ('swapped'). The trade off is disks and SD cards are considerably slower than physical RAM, so when something needs to be swapped, there is a noticeable performance hit.
    Unlike traditional swap, Android's Memory Manager kills inactive processes to free up memory. Android signals to the process, then the process will usually write out a small bit of specific information about its state (for example, Google Maps may write out the map view coordinates; Browser might write the URL of the page being viewed) and then the process exits. When you next access that application, it is restarted: the application is loaded from storage, and retrieves the state information that it saved when it last closed. In some applications, this makes it seem as if the application never closed at all. This is not much different from traditional swap, except that Android apps are specially programed to write out very specific information, making Android's Memory Manager more efficient that swap.


    INCREASE RAM USING SWAP FILE .
    Many New bees told me the method by Sir CarlDeanCatabay is tougher .


    Hi Guys , our Galaxy y is Cursed with a 289MB Ram which is poor for Multitasking and gaming.
    Here we are going to see about Creating a swap which will move background running pages to swap file and gives the fore ground running apps a free space to work smoothly.
    I have searched the Play Store and found the exact app for this process.
    ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP
    To get the app Google as "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP"
    This is not Warez.

    Advantages of this app:
    - Free SD card memory as a RAM use (SWAP RAM / SWAP MEMORY)
    - Swapfile RAM expansion up to 4.0 GB (file system limit)
    - No limit on SWAP partition!
    - The usual performance degradation when paged not occur with sd card from class-8
    - Widget for PNP swap (swap on / off swap)
    - Detailed Memory Information & Analysis
    - Autorun
    - Swappiness kernel parameter set
    - Easy foolproof use
    (1 click optimization and automatic calculation)
    - Supporting Tung all Android devices (root access and Kernelswap support)

    Things needed:
    1. Root permission
    2. A Custom kernel with Swap support. (Check the XDA post of your kernel)
    3. No Partition required
    4. A Sd card of minimum class 4 ( Tweaked ) [Recommended:For best results , use a higher class Sd card}
    5. Before asking doubt's please read the FAQ's section. :)
    Procedure:
    Gvn2r2HssJU3YNVLQBCJgqw9RgJ7NRtKWn5J4KeiTxT_DXlHigz8plmQqk5062IEJVw

    1. Install The App (ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) )
    2. Give Root Permission and Select your language.
    3. Use the SWAP FILE Slider and select the amount of partition you want. (may be 100-250 MB)
    4. Use SWAPPINESS Slider : By setting the swappiness value, you can control the behavior of the kernel, the higher the value the more is outsourced.(Rec:60)
    Final step: Tick AUTO RUN and SWAP ACTIVE and it take some time creatin SWAP file according to size you selected (only for the first time)
    That's it....

    FAQ's
    1.Where wil be the Swap file Created ?
    A Swap file will be present in your SD card after creating the Swap. ( Do not Delete it)
    2.My SD card Class is low , any solutions ?
    *Actually we only tried this app with Class 6 and got good results
    *Do me a favour by testing with Class 4 sd card and make a comment here
    *soln: Use SD booster app |APK link | Play store link|
    3.Whether this method support my kernel ?
    *SWAP support is must for this method . Check your kernel thread whether it supports swap or not.
    4.Whether my Swap is active or it's fake one ?
    Need: Terminal Emulator
    1. Go to the terminal emulator
    2. type "free" and enter
    A] If it looks like this (with zeros in the swap line), you do not have swap:
    no-swap.jpg


    B] If it looks like this (with anything other than zeros in the swap line), you have swap active:
    swap-enabled.jpg


    TroubleShooting:
    1. Take a backup of App ( You can use it any time , u want)
    2. Uninstall the App
    3. Check The Sd card whether the Swap file deleted, if not delete it.
    4. A Reboot
    5. You are good to go now...
    Caution:
    1. Dont delete the Swap file before uninstalling the app.
    Conclusion
    1. Comparing with partion method, this method is quiet easy and Simple.
    2. This will help you in Multi tasking.
    3. For better Ram management use Tweaks
    MUST READ (Senior Members): :cowboy:
    U Can try this app but THIS POST IS MAINLY MEANT FOR USERS WHO HAD SUCCESS or TRIED , Sir Carl Dean Cantabay's Method.
    So Dont give your bad views on it. CarlDean Catabay's post is a PORTAL thread[popular}
    thread link

    Credits:
    1. Jesus Christ for All
    2. ROEHSOFT devs for Ram Expander App
    3. Sir CarlDeanCatabay for Idea,OriginalThread
    4. Daniel Mehrmann (Akusari) for SD Booster


    IF U GO ANY WHERE WRONG , ANY DOUBTS , ANY SUGGESTIONS , IDEAS DON'T HESITATE TO TELL US
    Give credits to the devs who work hard to make our life easier by thanking and donating.

    KINDLY PRESS 'THANKS' BUTTON IN THE LEFT BOTTOM OF THIS POST
    IT WILL ENCOURAGE ME IN FURTHER POSTS
    Signature.bmp
    5
    NOTE:
    This Wont Increase Your Real Ram Because RAM is a Hardware . So It wont show u as 512 MB or 256MB in Task manager.

    READ STUFF:

    RAM
    What is RAM
    Random Access Memory (RAM) is temporary data storage that the CPU uses during calculations. The more RAM a device has, the more calculated results the CPU can store - which means less time the CPU has to do the same thing over and over again. In other words, the CPU can check RAM to see if it has already made a particular calculation in the recent past. If it has, it can use the pre-computed results instead of wasting processing time recomputing the same calculation. In short, more RAM means a more efficient (and faster) device.
    SWAP

    What is SWAP
    Swap is, in short, virtual RAM. With swap, a small portion of the hard drive is set aside and used like RAM. The computer will attempt to keep as much information as possible in RAM until the RAM is full. At that point, the computer will begin moving inactive blocks of memory (called pages) to the hard disk, freeing up RAM for active processes. If one of the pages on the hard disk needs to be accessed again, it will be moved back into RAM, and a different inactive page in RAM will be moved onto the hard disk ('swapped'). The trade off is disks and SD cards are considerably slower than physical RAM, so when something needs to be swapped, there is a noticeable performance hit.
    Unlike traditional swap, Android's Memory Manager kills inactive processes to free up memory. Android signals to the process, then the process will usually write out a small bit of specific information about its state (for example, Google Maps may write out the map view coordinates; Browser might write the URL of the page being viewed) and then the process exits. When you next access that application, it is restarted: the application is loaded from storage, and retrieves the state information that it saved when it last closed. In some applications, this makes it seem as if the application never closed at all. This is not much different from traditional swap, except that Android apps are specially programed to write out very specific information, making Android's Memory Manager more efficient that swap.


    INCREASE RAM USING SWAP FILE .
    Many New bees told me the method by Sir CarlDeanCatabay is tougher .


    Hi Guys , our Galaxy y is Cursed with a 289MB Ram which is poor for Multitasking and gaming.
    Here we are going to see about Creating a swap which will move background running pages to swap file and gives the fore ground running apps a free space to work smoothly.
    I have searched the Play Store and found the exact app for this process.
    ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) APP




    Things needed:
    1. Root permission
    2. A Custom kernel with Swap support. (Check the XDA post of your kernel)
    3. No Partition required
    4. A Sd card of minimum class 6 ( Tweaked may be) [For best results , use a higher class Sd card}
    Procedure:
    Gvn2r2HssJU3YNVLQBCJgqw9RgJ7NRtKWn5J4KeiTxT_DXlHigz8plmQqk5062IEJVw

    1. Install The App (ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP) )
    2. Give Root Permission and Select your language.
    3. Use the SWAP FILE Slider and select the amount of partition you want. (may be 50-250 MB)
    4. Use SWAPPINESS Slider : By setting the swappiness value, you can control the behavior of the kernel, the higher the value the more is outsourced.
    Final step: Tick AUTO RUN and SWAP ACTIVE and it take some time creatin SWAP file according to size you selected (only for the first time)
    That's it....

    FAQ's
    1.Where wil be the Swap file Created ?
    A Swap file will be present in your SD card after creating the Swap. ( Do not Delete it)
    2.Whether my Swap is active or it's fake one ?
    Need: Terminal Emulator
    1. Go to the terminal emulator
    2. type "run" and enter
    A] If it looks like this (with zeros in the swap line), you do not have swap:
    no-swap.jpg


    B] If it looks like this (with anything other than zeros in the swap line), you do have swap:
    swap-enabled.jpg


    TroubleShooting:
    1. Take a backup of App ( You can use it any time , u want)
    2. Uninstall the App
    3. Check The Sd card whether the Swap file deleted, if not delete it.
    4. A Reboot
    5. You are good to go now...
    Caution:
    1. Dont delete the Swap file before uninstalling the app.
    Conclusion
    1. Comparing with partion method, this method is quiet easy and Simple.
    2. This will help you in Multi tasking.
    3. For better Ram management use Tweaks
    MUST READ (Senior Members): :cowboy:
    U Can try this app but THIS POST IS MAINLY MEANT FOR USERS WHO HAD SUCCESS or TRIED , Sir Carl Dean Cantabay's Method.
    So Dont give your bad views on it. CarlDean Catabay's post is a PORTAL thread[popular}
    thread link

    Credits:
    1. Jesus Christ
    2. ROEHSOFT devs
    3. Sir CarlDeanCatabay


    IF U GO ANY WHERE WRONG , ANY DOUBTS , ANY SUGGESTIONS , IDEAS DON'T HESITATE TO TELL US
    Give credits to the devs who work hard to make our life easier by thanking and donating.


    Signature.bmp
    can't use this as i have class 4 card
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    I got this in a Facebook group where i shared it. Proof : Here
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    i have try this and...........WOW!!!! my device ran soooo smooooth..even my PC,my second device, my brother and sister device and all electric device in my home ran sooo smoooth...thanks a lot OP! :good::good::good:
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    It works sem as guied by CarlDeanCatabay.......

    Sent from my GT-S5360